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Windows 7: permissions driving me crazy!!!

07 Dec 2009   #1

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permissions driving me crazy!!!

I want to delete a file but I get the message "I need permission to do this". I am the only user of this machine and am administrator. How can I PERMANENTLY turn off this permission feature??? It's making me go coocoo for cocoa puffs.

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07 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
I want to delete a file but I get the message "I need permission to do this". I am the only user of this machine and am administrator. How can I PERMANENTLY turn off this permission feature??? It's making me go coocoo for cocoa puffs.
Try taking ownership of the file u want to delete and then try deleting
Here the link to the tutorial Tutorial
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07 Dec 2009   #3
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

An even tougher measure is to trick the Trusted Installer. How to Delete a System File in Windows 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek
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08 Dec 2009   #4

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Thanks. I have tried taking ownership with other folders and don't think that worked. I wish I could set the system so I ALWAYS have ownership and can delete anything I want.

In this case I'm deleting the windows.old folder (I copied it to a different drive).
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08 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

This was one of the first things I did after loading 7. Type in uac in the start / search bar,click on user account control settings and adjust the slider accordingly. I have mine to never notify.
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08 Dec 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try taking ownership of the entire drive... this should solve your problem....
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08 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Thanks. I have tried taking ownership with other folders and don't think that worked. I wish I could set the system so I ALWAYS have ownership and can delete anything I want.

In this case I'm deleting the windows.old folder (I copied it to a different drive).
What I did was not create a password for the Administrator, which is me. When I try to delete a file the prompt comes up that asks for Administrator Permission, All I have to do is click Yes and the process continues. Since I don't have a password to type in, it makes things easier.
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08 Dec 2009   #8

windows 7
 
 

its annoying for me too.
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08 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have to ask, but what are you guys doing that you need to take ownership of files on a new install? I have only been able to duplicate this once (on purpose), by moving my "My" folders from an old install to a new, which used a different username and password.

There's a simple simple way around this. Use the same username and password combo each time you reinstall your OS. Don't store your user data in the "My" folders either. Who does this anymore? Store them on a data drive. Simpler back ups, more customized options for naming, and much easier restoration after an OS install...not to mention eliminating the ownership issues.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
What I did was not create a password for the Administrator, which is me. When I try to delete a file the prompt comes up that asks for Administrator Permission, All I have to do is click Yes and the process continues. Since I don't have a password to type in, it makes things easier.
That also goes against any security guide out there in terms of an OS. You never ever have the admin account unprotected by a password. That's an open door for malware to take control of the system and lock you out. You'd be much better off suppressing the UAC warnings.
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08 Dec 2009   #10

vista home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spdracer View Post
This was one of the first things I did after loading 7. Type in uac in the start / search bar,click on user account control settings and adjust the slider accordingly. I have mine to never notify.
I have mine set to "never notify" but that apparently has nothing to do with permissions or ownership.
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